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Composer: W. Howard Doane

Doane, W. H. (William Howard), born in Preston, Connecticut, 1831, and educated for the musical profession by eminent American and German masters. He has had for years the superintendence of a large Baptist Sunday School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he resides. Although not a hymnwriter, the wonderful success which has attended his musical setting of numerous American hymns, and the number of his musical editions of hymnbooks for Sunday Schools and evangelistic purposes, bring him within the sphere of hymnological literature. Amongst his collections we have:— (1) Silver Spray, 1868; (2) Pure Gold, 1877; (3) Royal Diadem, 1873; (4) Welcome Tidings, 1877; (5) Brightest and Best, 1875; (6) Fountain of Song; (7) Songs of Devotion, 1870;… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: W. Howard Doane (1869)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 34321 66511 33234
Key: E♭ Major/F Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Near the Cross

Jesus, keep me near the cross,
There a precious fountain;
Free to all, a healing stream,
Flows from Calv'ry's mountain.

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #280
Text: Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
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  • Full Score (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #351
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #4518
Text: Near the Cross
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #504
Text: Near the Cross
  • Near_the_Cross.pdf (PDF)
  • Near_the_Cross.xml (XML)
The United Methodist Hymnal #301
Text: Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
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Worship and Rejoice #479
Text: Near the Cross


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African American Heritage Hymnal #252Text
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #71
An Nou Chanté! : Let's Sing! #17
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #280TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #233TextFlexscorePage Scan
Blessed Assurance: Hymns of Fanny J. Crosby #24
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #642TextFlexscorePage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #587TextPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #351ScoreAudio
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #335TextFlexscorePage Scan
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #395
Hymnal: A Worship Book #617
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #347
Hymns of Faith #364TextPage Scan
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #163Page Scan
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #300
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #29TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #403
Rejoice Hymns #313
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #312
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #78Text
Sing Joyfully #257TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #99Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #10
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #319Text
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #382
The Cyber Hymnal #4518TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #8251Text
The Cyber Hymnal #10277TextAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #385Text
The New Century Hymnal #197TextPage Scan
The New National Baptist Hymnal #94
The United Methodist Hymnal #301TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #133Text
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #134
The Worshiping Church #549TextPage Scan
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #73TextPage Scan
Timeless Truths #402Text
Timeless Truths #504TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #264TextFlexscorePage Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #64TextAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #142TextPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #479TextScoreFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #367
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #183
Include 121 pre-1979 instances